Title

The Emergence of Linguistic Form in Time

Date of Original Version

9-2005

Type

Article

Abstract or Description

Linguistic forms are shaped by forces operating on vastly different time scales. Some of these forces operate directly at the moment of speaking, whereas others accumulate over time in personal and social memory. Our challenge is to understand how forces with very different time scales mesh together in the current moment to determine the emergence of linguistic form.

DOI

10.1080/09540090500177687

Comments

Published in: Connection Science, Volume 17, Issue 3 & 4 September 2005 , pages 191 - 211